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2 Samuel 2:8-10 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

However, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul’s army, had taken Ishbosheth,[a] the son of Saul, to Mahanaim and made him king over Gilead, Ashuri,[b] and Jezre’el, and over Ephraim, Benjamin, and all Israel. 10 Ishbosheth, Saul’s son, was forty years old when he became king over Israel, and he reigned for two years.

But the house of Judah followed David.


  1. 2 Samuel 2:8 Ishbosheth means man of shame. There is evidence (1 Chronicles 8:33-34) that his name originally was Ishbaal, man of Baal or man of the lord. In 2 Samuel bosheth, which means shame, is sometimes substituted for baal in personal names.
  2. 2 Samuel 2:9 Ashuri is the reading of the Hebrew. Ashuri is not the name of a known place. Perhaps this is a reference to the tribe of Asher. The Syriac and Latin read Geshur, a reading that makes geographic sense.
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